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Old 01-31-2010, 10:38 PM   #1 
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Question Quick question about daphnia

So I've gotten some daphnia to give my betta to help alliviate some constipation/bloating issues and was wondering how often I should give them to him. He was fasted for 3 days before the first time I gave him some. It seems to have helped, he's not quite so bloated, but he's still having the whole "i float uncontrolably" plroblem. Anything that would help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:47 PM   #2 
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Once or twice a week as preventative maintenance, but if it stll isn't helping I woud give him some more.

Question-- are you using freeze-dried, live or frozen?
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:55 PM   #3 
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freeze dried needs to be rehydrated to prevent digestive problems.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:26 PM   #4 
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Frozen, i learned my lesson back when i gave him a few freeze dried bloodworms, REHYDRATE or ELSE. poor little guy just seems to get unproportionatly bloated when i give him anything except frozen, even though I let stuff rehydrate (don't have access to anything live). guess he's just got a more delicate system than most
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:31 PM   #5 
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I've never had a problem feeding mine freeze dried stuff. I always rehydrate though. I've only had one fish that ever had sbd and he had it for 6 months. It happened after feeding him flakes. I will never again feed him flakes. He had sbd for 6 months then it mysteriously went away. I have fed him freeze dried food with no iill effects.
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Sorry to butt in butt in but I never heard of rehydrating freeze-dried food. Is that just putting it in water first or something?
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:42 AM   #7 
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Yes. I put mine in some dechlorinated water and let it sit for 5 minutes or so before feeding.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:13 AM   #8 
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Oops, I didn't know it was supposed to be rehydrated! Actually, I'm sort of mad, because the package of Tetra BloodWorms (Freeze Dried Food) says to "carefully open container by removing cap, keeping container away from face, and tap a desired amount of product directly into aquarium tank." It also says, "Perfect for Bettas," so I am annoyed that they didn't give proper directions for feeding a Betta.
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